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Michael Grabowski On Periodical Marketing
posted April 18, 2010
 

I had a lot of fun buying and reading the Gemstone EC reprint pamphlets throughout the 90s. Cheap & lurid, like they were meant to be. The Cochran Libary books and other archive editions are gorgeous, but those are the kinds of things I look for at low prices in "good" condition from third party Amazon sellers when they occasionally appear.

What I'm saying is that I would make the drive to my comic shop every week if D & Q were reprinting John Stanley comics as John Stanley comic books for $4 each instead of fancy overdone volumes. Same goes for a lot of archival reprint books and series. Forget the $30-$100 omnibi, give it to me in comic books, even if in the long run it costs me more. (Of course, this assumes the shop would stock them, which my local not-too-distant shop does.)